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Date Posted by Category User IP

2013-01-15 (UTC)

K7KY

SCAMS

WANTED: Yaesu FT-857D Main Board

I recently ran an ad looking for a main board for my Yaesu FT-857D. The first response was from an Amateur in NY looking to help me get the radio repaired. A really nice guy; a typical Ham. Next I get email from someone saying he has the part I need, but doesn't include his callsign. His English is sketchy and has no punctuation; not so unusual today, actually.

Naturally, I ask for the callsign. Jerry sends it back and ask if I want the part. It's an old callsign belonging to an Extra on the east coast, so I call him up on the phone. Sure enough, a scammer has hijacked his call and it's happened to him once before.

Be very careful. Anyone can read and respond to these classified ads. The header on this jerk's email ran two pages. The longest header I've ever seen. Probably no way to ever find this guy and certainly no way to recover any $.

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